Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Review and giveaway (closed): My experience on the Silk 10-Day Challenge


Congrats to my winner: Kathleen
I was contacted last month about participating in the Silk 10-Day Challenge and happily accepted.  This challenge involved me replacing my regular dairy milk with one of the many Silk products.  Typically we have a number of different types of milk in our house- whole milk for the kids, almond milk for my husband and 1% milk for me. But, given that I don't really like 1% milk that much, I tend to forget to drink it.  Lately I've been realizing how little calcium I'm getting in my diet, thanks to my lack of drinking milk, and I knew I needed to do something about it.  So it was a great time for me to try Silk!


For my first Silk product, I picked up the Silk Pure Almond milk in the Dark Chocolate flavor. And boy was it delicious! At least the one glass that I got to drink was delicious- Daniel drank the entire rest of the (fairly large) carton in the space of a day and a half.  So that would be a vote of approval from me, and about 20 votes of approval from my husband. Pure Almond milk is made from whole, natural almonds and is verified non-GMO.  Also, it has 50% more calcium than typical dairy milk, contains no saturated fat or cholesterol, and is a source of Vitamin E.  All good things, in one delicious package.  You can get Silk Pure Almond in Original, Dark Chocolate, Vanilla or Unsweetened.

After all the Silk Dark Chocolate Pure Almond disappeared from my fridge, I headed back to the store to pick up another carton of milk to try out (and this time I warned Daniel that it was hands-off!).  This time I decided to go with Silk Soymilk, and purchased a carton of the Light Original flavor.  I've tried soy milk numerous times in the past, but I've never been a big fan.  So I was totally blown away by the taste of this soy milk- honestly, I had to keep checking the carton to make sure I'd really purchased the Light variety! The taste was so creamy and had just enough sweetness. And it's only 60 calories per cup! Silk Soymilk has as much calcium as typical dairy milk, no cholesterol and lower saturated fat than dairy milk.  You can get Silk Soymilk in a number of flavor including: Original, Light Original, Organic Original, Vanilla, Light Vanilla, Organic Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Chocolate, Light Chocolate, Organic Unsweetened or DHA Omega-3.

In addition to the two types of Silk that we tried, you can also pick up Silk Pure Coconut in Original or Vanilla.

So, at the end of my 10 days of drinking Silk products, I have to say that my experiment is a success. I'm definitely consuming more calcium, I'm enjoying the taste, and I'm not adding lots of extra calories or fat to my diet.  It's a win-win situation, in my opinion! To find Silk at a store near you, visit this link. And for a $0.75 coupon for Silk, visit this link!

I have good news- one of you will win a coupon to try a Silk product for yourself, as well as a Silk-branded Chico Bag!  (Open to US mailing addresses only)


Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Let me know why you'd like to try Silk

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6. Enter any of my other currently ongoing giveaways- leave a separate comment for each one that you enter!
7. Put my button (code on the right side of this page) up on your blog and let me know where I can find it!

Giveaway will close at 9 PM on May 18, 2011. I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will then have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a coupon to try Silk for myself- but did also buy Silk using my own money! I received no additional compensation and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

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We drink Silk in our house (both Soy and Almond). Our daughter LOVES the Dark Chocolate variety and hubby and I use the vanillas ( Very for me and regular for him) as creamer in our coffee instead of the oil and cream and fat filled liquid creamers. We use plain almond and soy milk in much of our cooking recipes now and have gone from 2-3 gallons of 2% cow's milk to just a 1/2 gallon every two weeks ( mainly for recipes that NEED cow's milk to work).
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Kristen said...

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It sounds like a great alternative to milk

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